At Bica Coffeehouse, we are all about great coffee and supporting the Arts!

Currently Bica is featuring the artists known as…

Black Ink


Black Ink is the partnership between Philly-based artists Jon and David Swartz. The name “Black Ink” was thought up to pay homage to the family name Swartz. The name can be traced back to German roots, and when translated it means “black.” Black Ink is the Swartz brothers incorporated into a whole.

The brothers have always been drawing and painting. Both went to the Creative and Performing Arts high school in Philadelphia, and went on to graduate from Tyler School of Art with degrees in Graphic Design. After college they began to sell their work at music and art festivals across the country, turning their love for art, music, and travel into a career.

Heavily inspired by all types of music, cultures, and personal experiences; they work in mixed media to create surreal worlds, where the only limit is their imagination. Just a chicken and a dream…

If you have any questions about his work, want to purchase a piece or

 even show your own artwork at Bica, contact the curator,  Molly Kars: